What is GLO Whitening

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Great Neck, Great Neck, NY

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Everybody wants a brighter, whiter smile. Below we outline the process, how to prepare for your whitening appointment and what to avoid after getting your teeth whitened.

What is GLO Whitening?

GLO Whitening is a type of teeth whitening procedure that utilizes a combination of heat and light to activate the whitening gel, resulting in brighter and whiter teeth.

Prior Care

Before undergoing GLO Whitening, it is important to consult with a dental professional to determine if the treatment is right for you. This is especially important if you have dental work such as dentures, crowns, or veneers, as these may not respond to the whitening process. It is also important to practice good oral hygiene leading up to the treatment to ensure optimal results.

The GLO Whitening Process

During the GLO Whitening procedure, a protective barrier is placed over your gums to protect them from the whitening gel. The whitening gel is then applied to your teeth and a GLO device is used to activate the gel and enhance the whitening process. The treatment typically takes about 30 minutes to complete.

What to expect from teeth whitening?

Your smile will definitely get multiple shades brighter, however, your results will depend on the color of your current teeth. Sometimes it takes several sessions to achieve a very white smile, if that is the end result the patient has in mind.

Will whitening cause sensitivity?

This is a great opportunity to speak to your dentist about your specific concerns. For most patients, GLO whitening will cause little to no discomfort. GLO whitening gel remains on your enamel and won’t leak onto your gums since it is designed to be free of peroxide and alcohol.


After the GLO Whitening treatment, it is important to avoid certain foods and drinks that can stain your teeth such as coffee, red wine, and dark berries for at least 24 hours. It is also important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly to help keep your teeth white. Your dentist may also recommend touch-up treatments to maintain the brightness of your smile.

In conclusion, GLO Whitening is a safe and effective way to achieve a brighter and whiter smile. However, it is important to consult with a dental professional and follow proper aftercare instructions to ensure the best results.